Circle ME Aila
DOB: June 6, 2006
Aila is the class clown of the fold and our first Highland calf we purchased. She is full of mischief. If you have a comb in your hand it is all over - you will be combing her as long as she wants! Although she wasn't what judges were particularly looking for in the show ring, she is an excellent brood cow. She has length of body and is plenty wide. Her udder is nice and tight with great teats. And she is an easy calving cow - just like the breed is supposed to be. Her calves put on an amazing amount of weight in those first few months.
Aila - Scottish feminine name meaning "little bird"
2012 Show Cow of the Year
DOB: September 11, 2008
Patriot is a bottle fed steer that was given to us by Zealand Farms. We were looking for a steer for the girls to show and Patriot was the perfect little guy. He has a nose ring because he is an ox that will be used in parades and other promotional functions. He is a great ambassador for the breed. He is hard to fluster and enjoys all the attention he can get. His show career is over. However, his Ox career is just beginning. He will be kept around as long as he lives. The nose ring is unusual in a steer, but because he is going to be out in the public so often it is there for safety reasons - the added control in a situation when it is needed (Emergency brake). Other than that, it is purely jewelry, never to be touched!
DOB: March 19, 2009
Cami came to us with the nickname of "Diva". It fits her well. She is now the herd boss. She tends to be the greeter for visitors that come into the paddock. She used to be cute, but is now intimidating for people not used to the animals. Cami is also solidly built, we liked her shoulders when we saw her as a weanling - very stout for a heifer. She is uniformly thick all the way back.
DOB: March 27, 2009
Brooke is the sweetheart of the bunch. She loves attention, but tends to wait patiently for you to notice her. Brooke is built for a grass fed system with a shorter stature, smaller fame, but extreme thickness. She is very thick and straight in her type. We have great expectations. She is probably the most feminine of our animals.
Almosta Farm's Britt
DOB: March 28, 2011
Britt is Brooke's full sister, and looks and acts just like her! Just what we wanted. Mark couldn't let her pass when she came up and licked him on a farm visit to Almosta Farm. She is thick bodied with a nice laid back temperament. We are looking forward to watching her develop and probably another year of showing before she is bred at 2. We had a tendency to call her Grandma, as she liked to watch everyone else play. But then some others her age showed up - and now she is the calf matriarch telling everyone what they should be doing!
Reserve Grand Champion Heifer 2012 NCHCA Regional Show
AHCA Impact Dam
Prairie Creek Dalles
DOB: April 15, 2011
Dalles is a heifer who came to us from a farm just 15 miles away - Prairie Creek Highlands. They have a wonderful herd of very nice animals, and we had early on committed to purchasing some heifers from them this year. Dalles is a lot like Aila - she is a bit of a clown, and is into everything. She is very sweet and loves to be scratched. Dalles is one of the most beautiful animals in the fold with that long wavy hair.
Dalles - Scottish name meaning "from the Dales" which are "meadowed valleys" - just like the farm she was born on!
AHCA Impact Dam
Prairie Creek Maisie
DOB: May 21, 2011
Maisie also came to us from Prairie Creek Highlands. She has a sweet temperament - and has taught us a lot about earning her trust. She is a very deep, compact animal. She also has terrific feet. Maisie is a bit camera shy - but this photo shows how nice and deep she is. She was a great mother and spends most of her time eating or chewing her cud.
Maisie - Scottish for "pearl". Her mother was named "Opal" and also a black cow.
Champion Intermediate Yearling Heifer NCHCA Regional Show 2012
Buddy of River View
DOB: May 7, 2011
Buddy came to us one summer when we thought we didn't have a bull for the year, and we needed a cover bull for the AI we had been doing. A fellow breeder knew of a farm that was looking to re-home him, and we have been super glad for that emergency trip to MO ever since. Buddy puts thickness on his calves we hadn't seen in the past. He's a laid back bull that is easy to be around, and passes that on to his calves.
Gavina of FlatlandFarm
DOB: March 2, 2014
Gavina was born early in the morning - and it was -15 out that day! Whew - needless to say she was handled quite a bit to get her dry and warm. She did great and has been out running around every since. Gavi is slated to stay here on the farm - she is thick and square with a great disposition and will fit in well with out breeding program. Gavi's dam is Almosta Farm's Britt and her sire is Skye High Wayward Son.
Gavina - Scottish for "white hawk". It fit her personality as she is constantly in motion checking everyone out to see what they are up to.
Tegen of FlatlandFarm
DOB: April 15, 2015
Tegen is a small cow that was born on our farm, and then came back when her family moved into town. Tegen was the smallest calf we have had on the farm, we called her peanut when she was a calf. There is nothing wrong with a small cow when she can produce calves just like bigger cows. She is a correct little cow that has given us a couple of nice calves. Tegen's dam is Almosta Farm's Britt and her sire is Skye High Wayward Son.
Tegen - Scottish for "pretty little thing".
Rosie of FlatlandFarm
DOB: April 20, 2015
Rosie is one of those cows who always looks good - correct structure, easy keeper, calm disposition. She is out of our little cow that can, Prairie Creek Dalles, who has produced some of our best calves. Her sire is Ruairidh of Flatland Farm.
Rosie - means beautiful, rose. She is a beautiful dark red color, and has a great personality.
Enya of FlatlandFarm
DOB: March 2, 2018
Enya is the heifer that everyone waits to have on their farm. Great conformation, perfect size for our grazing operation, and easy fleshing (she is filled out nicely on just grass/hay}. Enya was the first calf that would run up to Mark in the pasture to be sure she got some scratches every day. Enya has some great bloodlines, her dam is Almosta Farm Britt, and her sire is an oldie but a goodie, EZ Acre Kyle.
Enya - means "fire". She is a beautiful dark red color, and had a feisty personality as a calf.
Leslay of FlatlandFarm
DOB: March 21, 2019
Leslay is a stout built heifer, with a sweet personality. She has been a stocky heifer since day one and we are not disappointed with what we are seeing 2 years later. She will be bred to have her first calf in 2022. Leslay's dam is Almosta
Farm Britt, and her sire is Buddy of Riverview.
Leslay - means "Grey fortress".